Hookham to be Presented ASCE’s Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award

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April 7, 2014

Hookham, CharlesCharles J. Hookham, P.E., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Energy Award for career contributions to the energy industry spanning engineering practice and professional service, and in particular for contributions as past chair of the ASCE Energy Division and toward developing the energy portion of ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. ASCE at-large director, and vice president and senior project manager for HDR Engineering, Hookham has over 26 years of professional engineering and project management experience in the power generation industry, including in new power generation, power transmission, repowering, water, wastewater, tar sands recovery and processing, natural gas pipeline, and power generation and distribution – in addition to process industry projects ranging from permitting, development, and site studies through engineering, construction, and commissioning. Member and past chair of the ASCE Energy Division’s Executive Committee, Hookham’s project assignments have varied from that of design engineer to project director of EPC-based (Energy Performance Contracting) contracts for major power generating and process facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America. Currently serving as project director for power projects in HDR’s Resources Business Group, he has also served as owner’s engineer on a number of power-generating assignments and has been extensively involved in capital cost and risk assessments. Hookham has been responsible for both the profit-and-loss and technical delivery of projects under his direction. Author of over 15 technical articles and industry reports, Hookham has served as co-author and peer reviewer for many industry standards, including ASCE’s Civil Works for Hydroelectric Facilities, Guidelines for Life Extension and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations’ Current Status of Wind-Powered Feasibility.

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